Bei Fang Ren Jia (Serangoon Road)

4.17  
Bei Fang Ren Jia - Chongqing Grilled Fish
Bei Fang Ren Jia is a Chinese restaurant serving authentic dishes from various parts of China. Signature dishes include Chongqing grilled fish, Sauerkraut fish, grilled lamb skewers, and ground kettle chicken.

Bei Fang Ren Jia 北方人家

Bei Fang Ren Jia 北方人家 is a Chinese restaurant located along Serangoon Road that opened its door in 2021. It offers a wide variety of authentic Chinese dishes from the North to the South. While there is no shelter from the nearest MRT station (Farrer Park) to its location, it is situated less than 100 metres away from one of the MRT station’s entrances as well as from the City Square Mall.

Bei Fang Ren Jia Menu

Below are its menu items and prices:

Mains 主食面点

  • Signature Red Bean Cake (1 serving) 特色红豆沙饼 (每份) – $5.00
  • Biscuit with Corn (1 serving) 玉米饼 (每份) – $5.00
  • Rice (1 bowl) 白饭 (每碗) – $1.00
  • Egg Fried Rice (1 serving) 蛋炒饭 (每份) – $5.00
  • Prawn Fried Rice (1 serving) 虾仁炒饭 (每份) – $6.50
  • Minced Meat Fried Rice (1 serving) 肉碎炒饭 (每份)- $6.50
  • Signature Spicy Wonton in Chili Oil (1 serving) 特色红油抄手 (每份) – $6.00
  • Kidney Bean Noodles (1 serving) 芸豆打卤面 (每份) – $5.00
  • Tomato Egg Noodles (1 serving) 番茄打卤面 (每份) – $5.00
  • North Style Dumpling with Chives (1 serving) 北方水饺韭菜鸡蛋白菜肉 (每份) – $6.00

Special Barbeque 特色烧烤

  • Charcoal Grilled Eggplant (1 serving) 碳烤茄子 (每份) – $8.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Green Beans (1 skewer) 碳烤四季豆 (每串) – $1.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Chinese Chives (1 serving) 碳烤韭菜 (每份) – $3.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Enoki Mushrooms (1 skewer) 碳烤培根金针菇 (每串) – $3.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Mushrooms (1 skewer) 碳烤香菇 (每串) – $1.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Mini Bun (1 skewer) 碳烤小馒头 (每串) – $1.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Corn (1 skewer) 碳烤玉米 (每串) – $1.50
  • Foil Wrap Sauerkraut and Beef (1 serving) 锡纸烤白肉酸菜 (每份) – $8.00
  • Foil Wrap Enoki Mushroom (1 serving) 锡纸烤金针菇 (每串) – $8.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Lamb Leg (1 serving) 碳烤羊腿 (每份) – $48.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Sausages (1 skewer) 碳烤香肠 (每串) – $1.50
  • Charcoal Grilled Lamb Chops (1 serving) 碳烤羊排 (每份) -$38.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Mini Lamp Chops (1 serving) 碳烤小羊排 (每份) – $5.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Pork Chops (1 serving) 碳烤猪排 (每份) – $5.00
  • Grilled Scallops with Garlic (1 piece) 蒜蓉烤扇贝 (每只) – $3.50
  • Foil Wrap Grilled Clams (1 serving) 锡纸烤蛤蜊 (每份) – $8.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Prawn (1 skewer) 碳烤大虾 (每串) – $2.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Shishamo (1 skewer)    碳烤多春鱼 (每串) – $1.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Squid (1 skewer)  = 碳烤全鱿鱼 (每份) – $12.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Beef Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤牛肉串 (每串) – $1.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Mutton Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤羊肉串 (每串) – $1.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Pork Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤猪肉串 (每串) – $1.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Pork Belly Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤五花肉 (每串) – $1.00
  • Grilled Fat Intestine with Scallion Skewer (1 skewer) 烤葱香肥肠 (每串) – $3.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Intestine Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤大肠 (每串) – $2.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Pork Bone Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤大骨 (每串) – $3.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Chicken Gizzards Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤鸡胗 (每串) – $1.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Chicken Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤鸡肉串 (每串) – $1.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Chicken Heart Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤鸡心 (每串) – $1.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Chicken Wing (Regular) Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤鸡翅中 (每串) – $2.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Beef Tripe Skewer (1 skewer) 碳烤牛肚 (每串) – $1.00

Sichuan Dishes 干锅系列

  • Griddle Lamp Chops (1 serving) 干锅羊排 (每份) – $18.00
  • Griddle Cabbage (1 serving) 干锅大头菜 (每份) – $12.00
  • Griddle Pork Ribs (1 serving) 干锅排骨 (每份) – $16.00
  • Griddled Intestine (1 serving) 干锅肥肠 (每份) – $16.00
  • Griddled Potato Chips (1 serving) 干锅土豆片 (每份) – $12.00
  • Griddled Organic Cauliflower (1 serving) 干锅有机菜花 (每份) – $14.00
  • Griddled Bullfrog (1 serving) 干锅牛蛙 (每份) – $16.00

Seafood 新鲜海鲜

  • Scallops in Hot Chili Oil / Oily Scallops 油泼扇贝 (每份) – $26.00
  • Spicy Fried Clams 辣炒蛤蜊 (每份) – $14.00
  • Hot & Spicy Prawns 香辣虾 (每份) – $20.00
  • Braised/Fried Saury Fish 红烧/香煎刀鱼 (每份) – $18.00
  • Dry Fried Prawns 干炸虾仁 (每份) – $20.00
  • Prawn with Garlic and Vermeceilli in Hot Chili Oil / Oily Garlic Prawn Noodles 油泼蒜蓉粉丝虾 (每份) – $20.00
  • Sichuan Spicy Crawfish (1 serving) 麻辣小龙虾 (每份) – $38.00
  • Chong Qing Grilled Fish (1 serving) 重庆烤鱼 (每份) – $26.00
  • Brine Prawns (1 serving) 盐水大虾 (每份) – $16.00
  • Sliced Fish in Hot Chili Oil / Boiled Fish (1 serving) 水煮鱼 (每份) – $16.00
  • Buillfrog in Hot Chili Oil / Boiled Bullfrog (1 serving) 沸腾牛蛙 (每份) – $16.00
  • Steamed Goldeneye Perch Fish / Sea Bass (1 serving) 清蒸金目鲈鱼 (每份) – $22.00
  • Sauerkraut Fish 酸菜鱼 (每份) – $16.00

Meats 美味肉类

  • Signature Farmhouse Sauce Big Bone (1 serving) 特色农家酱大骨 (每份) – $18.00
  • Tomato Stewed Beef Briskey (1 serving) 西红柿炖牛腩 (每份) – $16.00
  • Braised/Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs (1 serving) 红烧/糖醋排骨 (每份) – $16.00
  • Sauerkraut Pork Belly Noodles (1 serving) 酸菜五花肉炖粉条 (每份) – $16.00
  • Sweet & Sour Pork Tenderloin (1 serving) 糖醋里脊 (每份) – $12.00
  • Dong Bei Pork in the Pot (1 serving) 东北锅包肉 (每份) – $12.00
  • Beef in Hot Chili Oil / Boiled Beef (1 serving) 水煮牛肉 (每份) – $16.00
  • Sichuan Spicy Chicken 四川辣子鸡 (每份) – $14.00
  • Cumin Mutton 孜然羊肉 (每份) – $16.00
  • Rattan Pepper Fried Chicken (1 serving) 辣椒小炒鸡 (每份) – $14.00
  • Signature Farmhouse Meat (1 serving) 特色农家小炒肉 (每份) – $10.00
  • Sauerkraut Sauce Big Bone (1 serving) 酸菜炖大骨 (每份) – $18.00
  • Fried Eggplant (1 serving) 炸茄盒 (每份) – $12.00
  • Sliced Pork in Hot Chili Oil / Boiled Pork Slice (1 serving) 水煮肉片 (每份) – $14.00
  • Cola Chicken Wing (1 serving) 可乐鸡翅 (每份) – $12.00
  • Lamb Chop with Yam (1 serving) 山药炖羊排 (每份) – $18.00
  • Fried Tenderloin (1 serving) 干炸里脊 (每份) – $12.00
  • Braised Meatball (1 serving) 红烧小丸子 (每份) – $12.00
  • Fatty Intestine/Dry Stir Intestine (1 serving) 溜肥肠/干煸肥肠 (每份) – $14.00
  • Wild Chicken Stewed with Mushroom (1 serving) 小野鸡炖蘑菇 (每份) – $18.00
  • Dong Bei Twice Cooked Pork (1 serving) 东北回锅肉 (每份) – $12.00
  • Mushu Meat (1 serving) 木须肉 (每份) – $12.00
  • Yimeng’s Fried Chicken (1 serving) 沂蒙特色农家炒鸡 (每份) – $18.00
  • Special Chicken Wing (Regular) (1 serving) 秘制炸鸡翅中 (每份) – $12.00
  • Dong Bei One-Pot Stew (1 serving) 东北一锅炖 (每份) – $18.00
  • Potato Beef Sirloin (1 serving) 土豆炖牛腩 (每份) – $16.00

Cold Dishes 清爽凉菜

  • China Drunk Chicken (1 serving) 南北醉鸡 (每份) – $8.00
  • Garlic Cucumber (1 serving) 蒜泥黄瓜 (每份) – $6.00
  • Century Eff with Toufu (1 serving) 皮蛋豆腐 (每份) – $6.00
  • Summer Jelly (1 serving) 夏日凉粉 (每份) – $6.00
  • Vinegar Peanut (1 serving) 老醋花生 (每份) – $6.00
  • Sauced Pig Trotters (1 serving) 酱猪蹄 (每只) – $6.00
  • Sichuan Style Chicken (1 serving) 川味口水鸡 (每份) – $8.00
  • Sweet & Sour Carrots (1 serving) 糖醋梦卜 (每份) – $8.00
  • Dried Toufu Shreds (1 serving) 凉拌豆干丝 (每份) – $8.00
  • Potato Shreds (1 serving) 炝土豆丝 (每份) – $6.00
  • Vinegar Fungus (1 serving) 老醋木耳 (每份) – $6.00
  • Vinegar Potato Floss (1 serving) 酸辣/醋溜土豆丝 (每份) – $6.00

Stove Pot Series 地锅系列

  • Stove Pot Chicken (1 serving) 灶台地锅鸡 (每份) – (小 Small) $38.00 (大 Large) $68.00
  • Stove Pot Goose (1 serving) 灶台地锅大鹅 (每份) – (小 Small) $48.00 (大 Large) $88.00
  • Stove Pot Pork Ribs (1 serving) 灶台地锅排骨 (每份) – (小 Small) $38.00 (大 Large) $68.00
  • Stove Pot Chicken and Fish (1 serving)灶台地锅双鱼拼 (每份) – $88.00
  • Stove Pot Fish (1 serving) 灶台地锅鱼 (每份) – (小 Small) $38.00 (大 Large) $68.00
  • Stove Pot Seafood (1 serving) 灶台地锅海鲜一锅烩 (每份) – (小 Small) $58.00 (大 Large) $108.00
  • Stove Pot Lamb Chops 灶台地锅羊排 (每份) – (小 Small) $48.00 (大 Large) $88.00
  • Options : Spicy / Non-Spicy
    口味选项:辣、不辣
  • Small Portion: Serves 1-2 persons
    小份:可供1-2人享用
  • Large Portion: Serves 3-4 persons
    大份:可供3-4人享用

We have covered their signature menu items above. They have many more items that we are unable to feature. Do check at their menu in store.

Bei Fang Ren Jia Review

Bei Fang Ren Jia 北方人家 is located on Serangoon Road, opposite the City Square Mall – a shopping mall that is integrated with the Farrer Park MRT station. There is no shelter from the MRT station to the restaurant, and one has to cross road after exiting from one of the station’s exit points. As such, it could be troublesome to reach the restaurant on a rainy days. We visited their store on two occasions – one for dine-in and the other for a takeaway order. Luckily for us, they sky was blue on both of the visits. 

For the dine-in visit, we made a reservation via Eatigo for a 3:30pm slot on a weekend afternoon. We arrived on time and there were no other customers in the restaurant. We were greeted by the friendly female staff and were then ushered to our seats. Subsequently, we browsed through hardcopy that was placed on the table.

As we have tried several famous Chinese dishes in Singapore and in China, we decided to try the very same dishes at Bei Fang Ren Jia so that we can make comparisons. We then ordered a Chong Qing Grilled Fish 重庆烤鱼 ($26.00), a China Drunk Chicken 南北醉鸡 ($8.00),  10 sticks of Grilled Mutton Skewers 碳烤羊肉串 (10 x $1.00) and 2 bowls of rice 白饭 (2 x $1.00). The rice and China Drunk Chicken came in about 5 minutes, while the Chong Qing Grilled Fish and Grilled Mutton Skewers came in about 20 minutes.

The China Drunk Chicken is a dish from Zhejiang province and is traditionally prepared by soaking poached chicken in Chinese wine, usually Shaoxing wine. Bei Fang Ren Jia’s rendition of the Drunk Chicken was excellent. The savory and tender poached chicken meat was accompanied by the fragrant aroma of the Chinese wine. It was comparable to the the same dish we had at Crystal Jade several years ago. The Grilled Mutton Skewers were savory and spicy with a loads of cumin sprinkled on the meat. It reminded us of the mutton skewers we had at Xinjiang restaurants in China before the pandemic, though the meat served here is less tender and in smaller chunks. Nonetheless, their mutton skewers are one of the best we have had in Singapore. We highly recommend trying their Drunk Chicken and Mutton Skewers.

The Chong Qing Grilled Fish came with a huge fried fish accompanied by beansprouts and potatoes soaked in Chili oil. The chef turned on the stove for us as he delivered the item to our table. The fish was kept heated throughout till we finish our meal. Honestly, this dish is not for those whose stomachs are unable to adapt well to the effects of Sichuan Peppercorn (花椒). Other than making us sweat profusely, our lips were numb and our stomachs didn’t take it very well after we left the restaurant. While this dish may not be suited for us, it may be worthy to try for those who are in for kicks while savoring the fish.

In all, for this dine-in visit, we give their food quality a 4/5, value-for-money a 4/5 (with 50% discount from Eatigo’s reservation), friendly service a 4/5 and environment a 3.5/5 (there’s not really a theme for their decor, but the restaurant is bright and clean).

We made a second visit on another occasion for a take-away as we were in town. We ordered the following items with 50% off via the Eatigo app:

  • Vinegar Potato Floss ($6.00)
  • Sauerkraut Fish ($16.00)
  • North Style Dumpling with Chives ($6.00)
  • 10 x Grilled Mutton Skewers (10 x $1.00)
  • 2 x Rice (2 x $2.00)

We had ordered and paid through the Eatigo app about 30 minutes before arriving at the store. As we informed the male staff of our takeaway order, he told us to wait as it was still being prepared. It appeared that they only started to cook when we arrive. There are two sides to a coin for this modus operandi: (1) it keeps your food fresh and warm as much as possible as it is only cooked when you arrive, (2) you have to spend extra waiting time despite having made your order well in advance.

As we did not have any appointment after our visit to Bei Fang Ren Jia, it was fine by us that we need to wait for our order to be prepared. Our items were ready in about 20 minutes. After picking up the food, we took half an hour to reach home. The food was no longer piping hot, though they were still warm.

The North Style Dumpling and Vinegar Potato Floss tasted average and there was nothing to shout about. The Sauerkraut Fish was filled with generous amount of sliced fish and sauerkraut (咸菜 in Singapore context). The fish came seasoned with Sichuan Peppercorn, but luckily, they added in much lesser quantity than the Chong Qing Grilled Fish we had in our previous visit. It was manageable this time round.

The lamb skewers continued to be the winner among all the dishes in this second visit, and tasted very good despite having turned a little cold from our long commute back. We highly recommended them even for take-aways!

For this second visit, we rate the quality of their food a 3.5/5, value-for-money a 3.5/5 (with 50% discount), and the service a 3/5.

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